Jason Gregory
12:48 31st October 2007

Inspired By’s’ chorus of, “I’ve been trying, I’ve been trying, I’ve been trying for so long,” can register with just about everyone. Whether it be trying to make a relationship work, turning a new job into a successful career or, in The Brightlights case, trying to forge themselves into an indie band that will be distinguishable from the current crowd. From subtle beginnings – which paint a picture of what growing up in Grimsby is really like – ‘Inspired By’ grows into an assault of guitars and catchy riffs which are the sound of a band bursting to get free. As debut singles go, this is an inspired choice and one that should make us all realise that trying really does pay off.   

Released 05/11/07 on Distiller Records.